Mister Sister - Mobile Heath Care Partnership Namibia

Mister Sister Mobile Health Services provide health care via mobile health clinics to rural communities with limited access to such services. The project is enabled through the partnership of several public and private stakeholders.

Mobile Healthcare PPP

The Mister Sister Mobile Health Service takes health care to rural communities with limited access. The objective is to develop a sustainable system for communities to access primary healthcare. In the long run Mister Sister services are envisioned to operate on a self-sufficient basis, however at present are reliant on public and private donations. Current partners include: USAID, Pharmaccess, Heineken Africa Foundation, Namibia Agricultural Association, Ministry of Health and Social Service (MOHSS), Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP), NABCOA, Dutch Health Insurance Fund, Namibia Medical Care (NMC), Namibia Breweries Limited and Ohlthaver & List group. For a six month long trial period (July 2011 – January 2012), USAID agreed to fund Mister Sister services for all orphans and vulnerable children along its routes. Presently the trial period is being evaluated and Mister Sister services are supported through another USAID project, Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS). Physical infrastructure to the project has been provided in kind by the Ohlthaver and List group, Heineken Africa Foundation and Namibia Medical Care.


  • Ministry of Health and Social Services (MHSS) Namibia

    Namibia | Staff size: Unknown

    The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MHSS) Namibia is the public provider of quality health and social welfare services in Namibia.

  • Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP)

    Namibia | Staff size: 251-500

    NIP was established as a state-owned commercial entity in August 2000 and started operations on 1st December 2000 with the objective to provide medical laboratory services to all health...

  • Namibia Business Coalition on Aids (NABCOA)

    Namibia | Staff size: 6-25

    Officially launched in June 2003 by the NCCI and the UNAIDS to mobilize the private sector on HIV/AIDS and encourage the up scaling of workplace programs. NABCOA was founded on the prime...

  • Health Insurance Fund

    Implementing NGO, Investment & Finance
    United States | Staff size: 6-25

    The Health Insurance Fund is a foundation that provides private health insurance to low and middle income groups in sub-Saharan Africa. The insurance covers quality basic health care, including...

  • Agricultural Employers Association (AEA) Namibia

    Namibia | Staff size: 1001-5000

    The Agricultural Employers’ Association (AEA) is an affiliate of the Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) and deals purely with labour related issues of the agricultural sector. The...

  • Namibia Medical Care

    Investment & Finance
    Namibia | Staff size: Unknown

    Namibia Medical Care is a registered open medical aid fund that offers cover to Namibians against medical expenses. The Fund is managed by the NMC Board of Trustees and an appointed Principal...

  • PharmAccess Foundation

    Netherlands | Staff size: 51-100

    PharmAccess is an international, not-for-profit organization of Dutch origin. The company's mission is to improve access to quality health care in low-income countries in Africa, through...

  • Namibia Breweries Limited

    Goods Supplier
    Namibia | Staff size: Unknown

    Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) is a Namibian brewery founded in 1920 when Carl List and Hermann Ohlthaver acquired four small breweries with financial difficulties. The breweries were merged...

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Heineken Africa Foundation

    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    In 2007 Heineken launched the Heineken Africa Foundation to support the improvement of health for people living in sub-saharan African communities by financially supporting relevant health...

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Key Information

LocationSouthern Africa , Namibia
  • Start Date 2011